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Poll: Our city flag (7 member(s) have cast votes)

Which flag would you want to represent our city?

  1. The red/white/blue proposed flag? (4 votes [57.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.14%

  2. The current flag? (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. The old Blue/white/green flag? (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  4. Something else or don't care either way (1 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 Jeriat

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:15 PM

My proposed flag.
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The current city flag.
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The old flag.
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.... thoughts?

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#2 RD Milhollin

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 11:03 PM

Yours is better than the old flag. Is that REALLY the current flag? Seems like there was a better flag back in the 70s or 80s.

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:40 AM

I agree. New flag proposed is great.

I would like a bit less cow in my flag. (I would really like no cow.)
Nice job!

Did not realize how dated our current flag looked.
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#4 Jeriat

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:00 AM

Yeah, that's really our current flag...... Dynamic, isn't it?


When I made the flag on top, I took elements from the old and current, as you can see. But instead of Blue/White/Green, I wanted to match the flag of Texas.

The 'W' with the star underneath came from several logos found around town. You can guess where the 18-49 came from...

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:29 PM

I would like a bit less cow in my flag. (I would really like no cow.)


I've never been a fan of the "cow" in "cowtown:" sounds too redneck/country IMO. I'd like to see this guy get more play in Fort Worth's image -- a panther seems to have a great deal more sizzle than a cow, even one asleep on Main Street. :)

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Posted 19 September 2011 - 01:58 PM

Yeah, I like the Sleeping Panther imagery as well but the whole concept came from an early (post Civil War) visitor to Fort Worth who returned to Dallas reporting to their paper that he had seen a Panther asleep in the (abandoned looking) streets of Fort Worth. But B.B. Paddock, our enthusiastic and tireless city booster, (as well as city newspaper editor) took the jab from Dallas good-naturedly and championed our alleged sleeping Panther. Before long, local taverns had pet panthers on display to titillate the patrons; the elusive animals became just as much a symbol of Fort Worth as the millions of Longhorn cattle passing through did. Therefore, both are icons of the City but probably only one could be on a city flag. Tough choice.

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:46 AM

Panther eating a cow? ;)

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 08:47 PM

Ha Ha Ha! :roflol:

Panther eating a cow? ;)



#9 Jeriat

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 03:13 PM

I guess the real question is, should it be a longhorn or a panther as the symbol?

Why not both?

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 04:55 PM

 

I would like a bit less cow in my flag. (I would really like no cow.)


I've never been a fan of the "cow" in "cowtown:" sounds too redneck/country IMO. I'd like to see this guy get more play in Fort Worth's image -- a panther seems to have a great deal more sizzle than a cow, even one asleep on Main Street. smile.gif

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5 years after this (and because Austin brought it up about a week ago), I decided to make a flag with a little more emphasis on this and no emphasis on the UT inspired "Molly" head: 

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Better? 


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:18 PM

I really like this, way better than the existing flag. Great work.

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:08 AM

I really think it should say "Fort Worth, Texas" on it somewhere...



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:14 AM

I really think it should say "Fort Worth, Texas" on it somewhere...

 

Outside of the year, I didn't want too much text. I actually got rid of it from the last time. 

It feels stronger. 


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:30 AM

I really think it should say "Fort Worth, Texas" on it somewhere...

 

Good flags don't need text. 

 

http://www.texasmont...-and-the-fugly/

 

Jeriat also showed me that flag without the year and I think it looks even better.



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 12:43 AM

 

I really think it should say "Fort Worth, Texas" on it somewhere...

 

 

Jeriat also showed me that flag without the year and I think it looks even better.

 

 

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 10:58 AM

Hopefully a new flag can be easy enough for school children to draw,



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Posted 28 August 2016 - 06:50 PM

Hopefully a new flag can be easy enough for school children to draw,


...why?

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:18 AM

A city flag is meaningless; as is a state flag.

 

There is only one flag that I pledge allegiance too and that for which it stands for - The Stars and Stripes. It alone is the only flag that is important and deserved to be displayed either publicly or privately.



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 02:42 PM

A city flag is meaningless; as is a state flag.

 

There is only one flag that I pledge allegiance too and that for what it stands for - The Stars and Stripes. It alone is the only flag that is important and deserved to be displayed either publicly or privately.

 

O.... k....? 


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Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:54 PM

A flag is an excellent way to establish a symbol for your city. 



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 03:57 PM

It is not that I feel blessed to have born in Fort Worth & Texas; but, when I see any other flag raised while omitting the U.S. Flag, I feel like a statement of disrespect is being made.  I have observed the state flag being displayed without the American Flag; and for me,  that is wrong. :)



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 04:16 PM

A flag is an excellent way to establish a symbol for your city. 

 

"....A symbol is an object that represents, stands for, or suggests an idea, visual image, belief, action, or material entity. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, or visual images and are used to convey ideas and beliefs. For example, a red octagon may be a symbol for "STOP"......"

 

The Stars and Stripes represents freedom, liberty and an opportunity to pursue ones dreams to Americans and to the people of the world;  and the USF is recognized everywhere as that powerful symbol.

 

What is or what are the things that a city flag will represent if designed. Is it just a meaningless exercise?

 

IMO, The Stars and Stripes says it all; and in the forum of "flag-ism" - just the one perfect flag is enough.



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Posted 31 August 2016 - 10:10 PM

This thread is 5 years old... where is this coming from all of a sudden?


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 07:20 AM

This thread is 5 years old... where is this coming from all of a sudden?

 

 The most recent revival appears to have come in post #10. 

 

 That aside, I am questioning what is it that a city flag would represent?



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Posted 01 September 2016 - 10:12 AM

Aw com'on renamerusk, many if not most cities of any size or stature have a flag, and no, the citizens are not required to pledge allegiance to or salute it. This thread is just an exercise in exploring alternative designs for a flag that already exists. I am pretty sure that wherever the city flag is officially flown the US and state flag fly also, and widely accepted protocol ("advisory rules", etiquette, not enforceable laws) for display is followed. If you see that is not the case you might call the offending office and courteously inform them that their practice does not conform with custom.

 

That said, I am very opposed to any sort of pledge to any piece of cloth, no matter what color or design. I am especially opposed to the ridiculous practice of having school children pledge allegiance to the Texas flag; just dumb. To paraphrase a veteran who was supporting the football player who chose to remain seated during the national anthem a couple of weeks ago; he says he fought for freedom, not for some song or piece of fabric.

 

Forumistas: keep up the good work, and carry on with developing ideas for improving all aspects of Fort Worth, even unimportant aspects like the city flag.


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 12:42 PM

 

This thread is 5 years old... where is this coming from all of a sudden?

 

 The most recent revival appears to have come in post #10. 

 

 That aside, I am questioning what is it that a city flag would represent?

 

 

You're going to have to excuse me if this comes off as me being "short", but with the whole Kaepernick sitting thing being the hot button issue of the week and (quite frankly) my annoyance with the replies to it is tiresome. So your timing on this along with your reply is a little unnecessary. 

Every major city has a flag. I was just offering different suggestions since we really don't have much of one. 


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Posted 01 September 2016 - 02:02 PM

You're going to have to excuse me if this comes off as me being "short", but with the whole Kaepernick sitting thing being the hot button issue of the week and (quite frankly) my annoyance with the replies to it is tiresome. So your timing on this along with your reply is a little unnecessary.

 

No excuse or apology is necessary.  

 

The current hot button issue surrounding Kaepernick aside; agree or disagree,  the protest that he is having is proper in as much as it is a protest against  what he believes is an injustice that is occurring in this country. The power of The U.S. Flag, as the universal symbol of justice, is where proper and peaceful protest can be demonstrated to garner the attention to ones cause; in this case a perceived injustice.

 

The matter of a city flag or other such flags, state, local or corporate, have a miniscule amount of symbolism, if any at all.

 

In summation, a city flag, at its best, is a harmless act of egotism, but one can not but wonder what is the cause or causes that such a flag would represent.



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Posted 21 September 2016 - 02:58 PM

Look what I found... AGAIN... 

 


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Posted 02 October 2016 - 03:43 PM

Well, I like the flag with the panther on it... naturally.






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